Many people overlook the potential hazards associated with getting on and off the bus when it comes to bus accidents. Collisions with other vehicles while the bus is moving are more likely to result in severe injuries, however, passengers can suffer very serious injuries if they trip, slip, or fall while boarding or disembarking the bus. Injuries to the face, head, neck, back, hands, or wrists are examples of these injuries, which require extensive medical treatment and can result in temporary or permanent disabilities. If you have been injured while boarding or disembarking from a bus, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about what you can do to protect your rights. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, our highly experienced personal injury attorneys may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We help clients throughout Upstate New York, with offices in multiple convenient locations. Our extensive experience in the personal injury field is reflected in the results we have achieved for our clients.
Getting injured can be a life-changing incident. It’s normal, then, to want to make sure that someone who causes an injury has to deal with at least some of the consequences of his or her actions. If you were injured on a bus, for example, it’d be reasonable to think about bringing a suit against the bus company.
Getting on and off the bus necessitates maneuvering around the curb and street surface, as well as ascending and descending the bus’s stairs. As a result, it is surprisingly easy to slip, trip, and fall while getting on and off the bus. The following are some of the most common causes of boarding and disembarkation injuries: